Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"High Desert Museum in Bend Oregon" and take your brain with you when you travel

Although I have been back for several weeks, I still have another week of pictures to share from my trip. I share them, not only to share what I saw, but to show G-d's beautiful creations that were revealed to me.

 By the way:

My Brain Is Always With Me

Wherever you go, your amazing brain is with you. This is quite obvious, you might be thinking. Actually, it isn't that obvious to most people. They sometimes forget that they are carrying every positive resource and every positive state with them wherever they go.

Every moment of confidence and courage is always with you. Every moment of joy is always with you. Every moment of kindness and compassion is always with you. And every moment of enthusiasm is always with you just waiting for you to access it.

A tool for remembering that your brain is there is to place your hand on your forehead. This is a reminder that the positive resource you need at a given moment is right there. Placing your hand on your forehead can also serve as a tool to remind your brain to upgrade the specific state and strength in all contexts. You might experience confidence and courage in some contexts, that is, in certain situations and with some people. But since you have confidence and courage in your brain, you can now tell your brain that you want to apply this in every single context that arises. That is, in more situations and with more people. The same applies to enthusiasm. As long as you are enthusiastic in some situations and in some places, it means that you have enthusiasm stored in your brain. And therefore your brain can apply this to any context that you feel is appropriate.

Love Yehuda

Museum of the 1850's to 1900's of the whole Northwest and Southwest

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

HANDS that are Art and help others help themselves


Help Others Help Themselves

Maimonides says that the highest level of giving charity is helping

 a person become self-sufficient.

Today, think of someone who needs a job and try to do what you

 can to help him earn money. You might help him get a job interview 

or you might think of some marketable skill that you could help 

him develop.

Love Yehdua

Never Wash Your Hands?

It'll take him four hours to do one hand. He then photographs it for posterity.  I cannot imagine how he does it, the eyes are so remarkably lifelike. It took him 10 hours to do the two-handed Eagle.










Sunday, September 27, 2009

Netanyahu Post UN Address and Antidote to Arrogance

After Bibi's powerful speech yesterday, this is what Bibi said about lighting a candle to dispel darkness and what the now deceased head Chabad Rabbi had told him in 1984.

This is what Bibi had to say after the UN address on Sept. 24th. It is worth listening to.

Some Jews in Israel criticized Bibi for bringing up the Holocaust in 2009. They said we are not the Jews of 1939, therefore don't link us with those Jews. As you can see the world has many ideas and to find a light in the dark is our greatest task!!

Antidote to Arrogance

Arrogance is one of the most negative traits, and it leads to many counterproductive words and actions. 

What's the antidote for arrogance? Awareness of the enormous size of the universe - and our microscopic position in comparison. 

In every Jewish blessing, we say the words "King of the Universe," which is a constant reinforcement to eliminate arrogance.

Love Yehuda

Friday, September 25, 2009

Netanyahu's Speech and Key Interviews; The speech of his life and stay away from dangerous places

I take a break from my video tours to bring you the text of Netanyahu's speech at the UN yesterday. He said it all.

The UN is now a joke. If people are not moved by this speech, we might as well throw in the towel.

Love Yehuda

Beware Of Dangerous Places

The Talmud warns us to be careful not to stand in a dangerous place. If this is true with physical dangers, all the more so we should be careful not to be in situations where one's soul is in danger. 

Stay away from dangerous spiritual situations. Don't purposely battle your evil inclination face-to-face. Keep as far as possible from any potential temptation to do something improper. 

Netanyahu's Speech and Key Interviews; Speeches by Obama and Ahmadinejad; Iran Protests; Op-Ed by Amb. Michael Oren

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech to the UN General Assembly
Courtesy Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Nearly 62 years ago, the United Nations recognized the right of the Jews, an ancient people 3,500 years-old, to a state of their own in their ancestral homeland.

I stand here today as the Prime Minister of Israel, the Jewish state, and I speak to you on behalf of my country and my people.

The United Nations was founded after the carnage of World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust. It was charged with preventing the recurrence of such horrendous events.

Nothing has undermined that central mission more than the systematic assault on the truth. Yesterday the President of Iran stood at this very podium, spewing his latest anti-Semitic rants. Just a few days earlier, he again claimed that the Holocaust is a lie.

Last month, I went to a villa in a suburb of Berlin called Wannsee. There, on January 20, 1942, after a hearty meal, senior Nazi officials met and decided how to exterminate the Jewish people. The detailed minutes of that meeting have been preserved by successive German governments. Here is a copy of those minutes, in which the Nazis issued precise instructions on how to carry out the extermination of the Jews. Is this a lie?

A day before I was in Wannsee, I was given in Berlin the original construction plans for the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Those plans are signed by Hitler's deputy, Heinrich Himmler himself. Here is a copy of the plans for Auschwitz-Birkenau, where one million Jews were murdered. Is this too a lie?

This June, President Obama visited the Buchenwald concentration camp. Did President Obama pay tribute to a lie?

And what of the Auschwitz survivors whose arms still bear the tattooed numbers branded on them by the Nazis? Are those tattoos a lie? One-third of all Jews perished in the conflagration. Nearly every Jewish family was affected, including my own. My wife's grandparents, her father's two sisters and three brothers, and all the aunts, uncles and cousins were all murdered by the Nazis. Is that also a lie?

Yesterday, the man who calls the Holocaust a lie spoke from this podium. To those who refused to come here and to those who left this room in protest, I commend you. You stood up for moral clarity and you brought honor to your countries.

But to those who gave this Holocaust-denier a hearing, I say on behalf of my people, the Jewish people, and decent people everywhere: Have you no shame? Have you no decency?

A mere six decades after the Holocaust, you give legitimacy to a man who denies that the murder of six million Jews took place and pledges to wipe out the Jewish state.

What a disgrace! What a mockery of the charter of the United Nations! Perhaps some of you think that this man and his odious regime threaten only the Jews. You're wrong.

History has shown us time and again that what starts with attacks on the Jews eventually ends up engulfing many others.

This Iranian regime is fueled by an extreme fundamentalism that burst onto the world scene three decades ago after lying dormant for centuries. In the past thirty years, this fanaticism has swept the globe with a murderous violence and cold-blooded impartiality in its choice of victims. It has callously slaughtered Moslems and Christians, Jews and Hindus, and many others. Though it is comprised of different offshoots, the adherents of this unforgiving creed seek to return humanity to medieval times.

Wherever they can, they impose a backward regimented society where women, minorities, gays or anyone not deemed to be a true believer is brutally subjugated. The struggle against this fanaticism does not pit faith against faith nor civilization against civilization.

It pits civilization against barbarism, the 21st century against the 9th century, those who sanctify life against those who glorify death.

The primitivism of the 9th century ought to be no match for the progress of the 21st century. The allure of freedom, the power of technology, the reach of communications should surely win the day. Ultimately, the past cannot triumph over the future. And the future offers all nations magnificent bounties of hope. The pace of progress is growing exponentially.

It took us centuries to get from the printing press to the telephone, decades to get from the telephone to the personal computer, and only a few years to get from the personal computer to the internet.

What seemed impossible a few years ago is already outdated, and we can scarcely fathom the changes that are yet to come. We will crack the genetic code. We will cure the incurable. We will lengthen our lives. We will find a cheap alternative to fossil fuels and clean up the planet.

I am proud that my country Israel is at the forefront of these advances – by leading innovations in science and technology, medicine and biology, agriculture and water, energy and the environment. These innovations the world over offer humanity a sunlit future of unimagined promise.

But if the most primitive fanaticism can acquire the most deadly weapons, the march of history could be reversed for a time. And like the belated victory over the Nazis, the forces of progress and freedom will prevail only after an horrific toll of blood and fortune has been exacted from mankind. That is why the greatest threat facing the world today is the marriage between religious fanaticism and the weapons of mass destruction.

The most urgent challenge facing this body is to prevent the tyrants of Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Are the member states of the United Nations up to that challenge? Will the international community confront a despotism that terrorizes its own people as they bravely stand up for freedom?

Will it take action against the dictators who stole an election in broad daylight and gunned down Iranian protesters who died in the streets choking in their own blood? Will the international community thwart the world's most pernicious sponsors and practitioners of terrorism?

Above all, will the international community stop the terrorist regime of Iran from developing atomic weapons, thereby endangering the peace of the entire world?

The people of Iran are courageously standing up to this regime. People of goodwill around the world stand with them, as do the thousands who have been protesting outside this hall. Will the United Nations stand by their side?

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The jury is still out on the United Nations, and recent signs are not encouraging. Rather than condemning the terrorists and their Iranian patrons, some here have condemned their victims. That is exactly what a recent UN report on Gaza did, falsely equating the terrorists with those they targeted.

For eight long years, Hamas fired from Gaza thousands of missiles, mortars and rockets on nearby Israeli cities. Year after year, as these missiles were deliberately hurled at our civilians, not a single UN resolution was passed condemning those criminal attacks. We heard nothing – absolutely nothing – from the UN Human Rights Council, a misnamed institution if there ever was one.

In 2005, hoping to advance peace, Israel unilaterally withdrew from every inch of Gaza. It dismantled 21 settlements and uprooted over 8,000 Israelis. We didn't get peace. Instead we got an Iranian backed terror base fifty miles from Tel Aviv. Life in Israeli towns and cities next to Gaza became a nightmare. You see, the Hamas rocket attacks not only continued, they increased tenfold. Again, the UN was silent.

Finally, after eight years of this unremitting assault, Israel was finally forced to respond. But how should we have responded? Well, there is only one example in history of thousands of rockets being fired on a country's civilian population. It happened when the Nazis rocketed British cities during World War II. During that war, the allies leveled German cities, causing hundreds of thousands of casualties. Israel chose to respond differently. Faced with an enemy committing a double war crime of firing on civilians while hiding behind civilians – Israel sought to conduct surgical strikes against the rocket launchers.

That was no easy task because the terrorists were firing missiles from homes and schools, using mosques as weapons depots and ferreting explosives in ambulances. Israel, by contrast, tried to minimize casualties by urging Palestinian civilians to vacate the targeted areas.

We dropped countless flyers over their homes, sent thousands of text messages and called thousands of cell phones asking people to leave. Never has a country gone to such extraordinary lengths to remove the enemy's civilian population from harm's way.

Yet faced with such a clear case of aggressor and victim, who did the UN Human Rights Council decide to condemn? Israel. A democracy legitimately defending itself against terror is morally hanged, drawn and quartered, and given an unfair trial to boot.

By these twisted standards, the UN Human Rights Council would have dragged Roosevelt and Churchill to the dock as war criminals. What a perversion of truth. What a perversion of justice.

Delegates of the United Nations,

Will you accept this farce?

Because if you do, the United Nations would revert to its darkest days, when the worst violators of human rights sat in judgment against the law-abiding democracies, when Zionism was equated with racism and when an automatic majority could declare that the earth is flat.

If this body does not reject this report, it would send a message to terrorists everywhere: Terror pays; if you launch your attacks from densely populated areas, you will win immunity. And in condemning Israel, this body would also deal a mortal blow to peace. Here's why.

When Israel left Gaza, many hoped that the missile attacks would stop. Others believed that at the very least, Israel would have international legitimacy to exercise its right of self-defense. What legitimacy? What self-defense?

The same UN that cheered Israel as it left Gaza and promised to back our right of self-defense now accuses us –my people, my country - of war crimes? And for what? For acting responsibly in self-defense. What a travesty!

Israel justly defended itself against terror. This biased and unjust report is a clear-cut test for all governments. Will you stand with Israel or will you stand with the terrorists?

We must know the answer to that question now. Now and not later. Because if Israel is again asked to take more risks for peace, we must know today that you will stand with us tomorrow. Only if we have the confidence that we can defend ourselves can we take further risks for peace.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

All of Israel wants peace.

Any time an Arab leader genuinely wanted peace with us, we made peace. We made peace with Egypt led by Anwar Sadat. We made peace with Jordan led by King Hussein. And if the Palestinians truly want peace, I and my government, and the people of Israel, will make peace. But we want a genuine peace, a defensible peace, a permanent peace. In 1947, this body voted to establish two states for two peoples – a Jewish state and an Arab state. The Jews accepted that resolution. The Arabs rejected it.

We ask the Palestinians to finally do what they have refused to do for 62 years: Say yes to a Jewish state. Just as we are asked to recognize a nation-state for the Palestinian people, the Palestinians must be asked to recognize the nation state of the Jewish people. The Jewish people are not foreign conquerors in the Land of Israel. This is the land of our forefathers.

Inscribed on the walls outside this building is the great Biblical vision of peace: "Nation shall not lift up sword against nation. They shall learn war no more." These words were spoken by the Jewish prophet Isaiah 2,800 years ago as he walked in my country, in my city, in the hills of Judea and in the streets of Jerusalem.

We are not strangers to this land. It is our homeland. As deeply connected as we are to this land, we recognize that the Palestinians also live there and want a home of their own. We want to live side by side with them, two free peoples living in peace, prosperity and dignity.

But we must have security. The Palestinians should have all the powers to govern themselves except those handful of powers that could endanger Israel.

That is why a Palestinian state must be effectively demilitarized. We don't want another Gaza, another Iranian backed terror base abutting Jerusalem and perched on the hills a few kilometers from Tel Aviv.

We want peace.

I believe such a peace can be achieved. But only if we roll back the forces of terror, led by Iran, that seek to destroy peace, eliminate Israel and overthrow the world order. The question facing the international community is whether it is prepared to confront those forces or accommodate them.

Over seventy years ago, Winston Churchill lamented what he called the "confirmed unteachability of mankind," the unfortunate habit of civilized societies to sleep until danger nearly overtakes them.

Churchill bemoaned what he called the "want of foresight, the unwillingness to act when action will be simple and effective, the lack of clear thinking, the confusion of counsel until emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong."

I speak here today in the hope that Churchill's assessment of the "unteachibility of mankind" is for once proven wrong.

I speak here today in the hope that we can learn from history -- that we can prevent danger in time.

In the spirit of the timeless words spoken to Joshua over 3,000 years ago, let us be strong and of good courage. Let us confront this peril, secure our future and, God willing, forge an enduring peace for generations to come.

PM Netanyahu: On the Record for Peace 


Interview with PM Netanyahu on CNN's "Late Edition"

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Interview with PM Netanyahu on Fox News

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Interview with PM Netanyahu on ABC News

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Interview with PM Netanyahu on the Today Show

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Israel's Commitment to Peace

Israel's Efforts to Further Enable Palestinian Mobility (July 7, 2009)
Israel's Economic Efforts to Promote Peace (July 1, 2009)

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Speech to the UN General Assembly

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President Obama Addesses World Leaders at the UN General Assembly

"The time has come to relaunch negotiations with no preconditions… The goal is clear: two states living side by side in peace and security — a Jewish State of Israel, with true security for all Israelis; and a viable, independent Palestinian state"

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Rallies/Events for Freedom in Iran/Sanctions on Iran

In rallies across the U.S. and Europe Wednesday and Thursday (Sept. 23 and 24), people gathered to support freedom in Iran and to protest Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the UN General Assembly Wednesday. Rally speakers included Iranian student activists and dissidents; U.S. congressmen and other government officials; victims of Iranian terror; and others. Rallies took place in Washington, D.C., New York, St. Louis, Detroit and Los Angeles, as well as Paris, France and Vienna, Austria. 

Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren: "UN Report a Victory for Terror" (Boston Globe, Sept. 24, 2009)

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Gigapan shots of Piolet Butte in Oregon and you create the place

You Create the Place

In 1856, Rabbi Avraham Yaakov Friedman of Sadugura, was arrested because of a libel and was kept in prison. 

"I am permitted to serve the Almighty undisturbed," Rabbi Avraham Yaakov told his visitors, "What difference does it make whether I am here, or anywhere else?" 

His father in law, Rabbi Aharon Perlow of Karlin, who was allowed to stay with him for a while in his cell, asked him, "How do you feel in this awful place?" 

Rabbi Avraham Yaakov replied, "Does the place one is in make a difference? The Almighty's glory fills the earth. He is everywhere. Even here, in this awful place.

Now here is a beautiful place done by friend Mark,  that shows off G-d's beauty rather than an awful place.

Love Yehuda

These are all of Mark's  gigapan shots, click on them to launch the browser that will allow you to zoom and pan.

You can zoom way in and it will eventually become a clear image again, also there are little snap shots below the picture.  Click on them for an automatic effect.

Gratitude to the Souce and Pilot Butte in Downtown Bend Oregon"

Gratitude to the Source

The pleasure we feel with what we have does not come only from the thing itself, but also from whom we received it.

 That is the lessons of the blessings we make.

 They help us appreciate that the Almighty is the One who has bestowed us with the pleasures of this world. 

This awareness greatly enhances the value of these pleasures."

Love Yehuda

I am also sending a panoramic view of the top of this Butte (really a big Hill) 

Center of Town Hill that shows whole town

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Courageous Silence and "Central Oregon and Bend Mountains with Friends"

Courageous Silence

There are instances when it takes courage to remain silent. It would be easier to speak up, but the right thing to do is to be silent.

Someone insults you. You can easily say something in return that would be the equivalent of a devastating knockout punch. You don't say a word. Your silence is an expression of courage.

Love Yehuda
On the way to Newberry Volcanic park to kyack with friends

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Power of Patience and "Fishing the Fall River and Bend Oregon"

It turns out that my good friend told me my video of my trip was a repeat, so I send a second message & Video today.

Power of Patience

The Talmud (Airuvin 54b) relates that Rabbi Praida had to repeat each lesson to a certain student four hundred times until the student understood it. 

This is usually cited as an example of the patience needed to be a teacher. 

We can also see the courage and perseverance of the student. 

Most people would give up after twenty or thirty repetitions and say they lack the necessary intelligence to comprehend the subject. This student realized he would eventually understand if he just heard each point enough times.

 When you say you cannot understand something, how many times did you try before you reached your conclusion? We have tremendous ability to understand almost anything if we have the patience to hear the ideas enough times. Pride gets in the way, and so does frustration. But a truth seeker does not worry about what others might think and keeps his mind on the goal. 

One of my good friends said today, that one should not worry about what others think, only go what is the truth. 

Love Yehuda
Fishing the Fall River and Bend Oregon

Tone of Voice and "On the way to Bend Oregon and Shabbat in Bend"

Tone of Voice

A speaker's tone of voice is a key factor that will make a major difference whether he will have a positive effect or not.. When your goal is to arouse elevated spiritual feelings in someone, it is important to speak in a tone of voice that will inspire the appropriate elevated state. 

Today, when speaking to anyone, be conscious of how your tone of voice can enhance your message. Why not apply this idea, every time you open your mouth!!

Love Yehuda

From my travels last week

The museum at Mount Hood, trip down Oregon 26 and 97 and Bend Rabbi

Monday, September 21, 2009

Happy New Year and "On the way to Bend Oregon and Shabbat in Bend"

Although the new Year is here and I am back in San Diego, I continue with pictures from my trip, because I did them , and you might find them interesting.

If not, just focus on the spiritual message I am sending and I hope that it helps make the new year more spiritual for you

Love Yehuda

There on  six constant spiritual commandments  that every Spiritual person is commanded to constantly fulfill. They are:
1. Faith in G-d
2. Not To Believe in Other Gods
3.  G-d's Oneness

In all that you do, you must constantly keep these things on your mind!!!
4. Loving G-d
5. Fearing G-d
6. Do Not Stray After Your Heart 
   and Your Eyes

The museum at Mount Hood, trip down Oregon 26 and 97 and Bend Rabbi

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Friday, September 18, 2009

"Newberry Volcanic Park and kyacking on the East Lake" and acquire through advice

Acquire Thorough Advice

Each person thinks differently. If you have a problem and consult a number of people, you will hear diverse opinions. Therefore, after gathering all the different opinions, consult one wise person and present the various opinions you've heard. With his wisdom, he will be able to help you formulate a final opinion based on all the interviews you have conducted. 

Even when making the final decision yourself, it is wise to ask different people for their opinions, to get a more comprehensive picture of your options. 

Today, pick a problem... and ask around!

Love Yehdua

Newberry Volcanic Park and Kyacking on East Lave

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Back in San Diego & "Salmon River Wildnerness and Mt. hood on 9/11/09"

Spread Love and Peace

Aaron, Moses' brother, was a master at making peace between people. He had intense love for everyone, and with this great love he was able to motivate other people to love each other. Flames of love came from his heart, and this entered the hearts of everyone else. 

Today, think of two people you know who need to make peace, and use Aaron as a model.

Love Yehuda

Last Friday morning hike through the high country of Oregon

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Salmon River Wildnerness and Mt. hood on 9/11/09" and jokes about Tashlich

Love Yehuda

> > On the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, there is a ceremony called Tashlich.
> > 
> > Jews traditionally go to the ocean or a stream or river to pray  and throw bread crumbs into the water.
 Symbolically, the fish devour their sins.

> > Occasionally, people ask what kind of bread crumbs should be  thrown. Here are suggestions for breads which may be most appropriate for specific sins and misbehaviors:

> > For ordinary sins - White Bread

> > For erotic sins - French Bread
> > 
> > For particularly dark sins > > - Pumpernickel

> > For complex sins > > - Multi-Grain 

> > For twisted sins - Pretzels
> > 
> > For tasteless sins  - Rice Cakes
> > 
> > For sins of indecision - Waffles
> > 
> > For sins committed in haste - Matzoh
> > 
> > For sins of chutzpah - Fresh Bread
> > 
> > For substance abuse - Stoned Wheat
> > 
> For use of heavy drugs - Poppy Seed
> > 
> > For petty larceny - > > Stollen

> > For committing auto theft - Caraway
> > 
 For timidity/cowardice - Milk Toast

For ill-temperedness - > > Sourdough

For silliness, eccentricity - Nut Bread
> > 
 For not giving full value - Shortbread
> > 
For jingoism, chauvinism - > > Yankee Doodles
> > 
 For excessive irony -  Rye  Bread
> > 
 For unnecessary chances - Hero Bread
> > 
 For telling bad jokes/puns - Corn Bread
> > 
> > 
For war-mongering - Kaiser  Rolls
> > 
For dressing immodestly - Tarts
> > 
For causing injury to others - Tortes
> > 
For lechery and promiscuity - Hot  Buns
> > 
 For promiscuity with gentiles - Hot Cross  Buns> > 
> > 
For racist attitudes - Crackers
> > 
 For sophisticated racism - Ritz Crackers
> > 
For being holier than thou - Bagels


For abrasiveness - Grits
> > 
For dropping in > > without notice - Popovers
> > 
For over-eating - > > Stuffing
> > 
For impetuosity - Quick Bread
 For indecent photography - Cheesecake
> > 
For raising your voice too often - > > Challah
> > 
For pride and egotism - Puff Pastry
> > 
For sycophancy, - Brownies
> > 
For being overly smothering - Angel Food Cake
> > 
For laziness - Any long  loaf

For trashing the environment - > > Dumplings

Friday morning hike through the high country of Oregon

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Give good advice and "Historic Timberline Hotel and Mount Hood"

Give Good Advice

When someone comes to ask your advice, your obligation is to give him the same advice you would need to hear if you were in his position.

Focus only on the welfare of the person you are talking to, and not on any personal benefit you might derive from giving a particular type of advice. If you are unable to do this, then you should not be giving any advice at all! 

The next time someone asks you for advice, view this person as yourself or as your beloved child. What is the absolutely best advice you could give? This is what I do for all of my friends and clients and I treat each person as if they were me!!

Love Yehuda

Timberline Hotel at Sunset and views of Mount Hood

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Living life one day at a time and "Columbia River Gorge-Fish Ladders and Dams"

Living Life One Moment at a Time

Your mind and soul can choose to think, speak, and act wisely and meaningfully wherever you are at any given time. You live your entire life one moment at a time. You only need to choose to think one wise thought at a time. You only need to choose to say one positive sentence (or word) at a time. You only need to choose one meaningful action at a time. These all add up.

Love Yehuda


Columbia River Gorge Senic Loop and historic views

Saturday, September 12, 2009

"Highest Accesable Waterful in US--Mutnomah Falls-drop of 620 feet" and do it ONce!!

I don't know if I will get internet access on Sunday morning, as I am on vacation.

I am sending out Sunday's e-mail now to be safe. Wait until Sunday to read it.

I am having a good time and hope my spiritual messages and me having a good time, inspires you to live life with Joy and walk in G-d's ways.

Love Yehuda

Do It Once

When fighting against the evil inclination, use the same strategy he uses. When he tries to prevent you from doing good deeds, tell him, 'It's just for this once,' or, 'I'm only going to start doing a little bit,' and similar statements that will enable you to get started. This way of talking to yourself lessens the difficulty of a task. 

Think of a good deed that you would want to do, but don't do because you feel it will be difficult for you to continue doing it. Imagine that you will do it only once. Then take action. 

this was a two hour hike at noon to the top of the water fall--incredibly beautiful. I don't know if I will do it again, but like my message, at LEAST I DID IT ONCE.
Hiking on the Columbia River gorge --hike to top of waterfall

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Friday, September 11, 2009

"Columbia river Gorge-Waterfalls Part One" and Real Intelligence

Real Intelligence

It is easy for a person who feels less intelligent than others to have low self-esteem. 

This is unnecessary. 

While there are many advantages in having intelligence (for Torah study and other pragmatic reasons), when it comes to basic value of a person, intelligence is not a key factor.

 You can be righteous regardless of your intellectual ability. 

Similarly, intelligence is not a decisive factor in whether or not a person will be happy in life. And as they say being lucky is better than being smart. And being happy is the best part of life, and solve most of your problems.

Love Yehuda

The Beauty of Oregon and Waterfalls what a beautiful day--too many pictures so breaking it up into four days.
G-d has blessed me with the ability to do as much in one day as most people do in four.
This applies to work as well, which is why I am such a bargain--I CAN DO AS MUCH IN ONE DAY AS MOST PEOPLE DO IN FOUR IN WORK AS WELL.

Love Yehdua
First of Wateralls on Columbia Gorge